7 Epic Hiking Spots You’ll Only Find In Iowa

I have to keep telling people that Iowa isn’t just flat lands and endless cornfields, and that there are actually endless wildlife areas and state parks full of rolling hills, rocky cliffs, and steep bluffs to keep any outdoor enthusiast or hiker busy. So, here are 7 epic hiking spots in Iowa to check out this year. Keep these on your list for the next time you have an afternoon free!

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

What are your favorite hiking spots or nature trails in Iowa? Do you have anything you’d like to add to our list of epic hiking spots in Iowa? Let us know and share some of them in the comments below!

If you want to see more of what Iowa has to offer, check out These 9 Hidden Waterfalls In Iowa Will Take Your Breath Away.

Address: Pikes Peak State Park, 32264 Pikes Peak Rd, McGregor, IA 52157, USA
Address: 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd, Dubuque, IA 52003, USA
Address: Maquoketa Caves State Park, 9688 Caves Rd, Maquoketa, IA 52060, USA
Address: Loess Hills State Forest, Iowa 51564, USA
Address: Ledges State Park, 1515 P Ave, Madrid, IA 50156, USA
Address: Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 IA-76, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146, USA
Address: Backbone State Park Beach, Iowa 52038, USA
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Epic Hiking Spots In Iowa

May 11, 2021

What is the best time of the year to hike in Iowa?

Spring through fall is the best time of year to hike in Iowa. Winter can get pretty cold, and many people aren’t equipped with the proper gear for striking out in single degree temperatures.

What’s the best time of year to visit Iowa?

Locals claim August has the best weather and is host to the awesome annual event, the Iowa State Fair. Food, bands, and 4-H fun dot the booths and get everyone out to enjoy this fun fair.

Address: Pikes Peak State Park, 32264 Pikes Peak Rd, McGregor, IA 52157, USA
Address: 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd, Dubuque, IA 52003, USA
Address: Maquoketa Caves State Park, 9688 Caves Rd, Maquoketa, IA 52060, USA
Address: Loess Hills State Forest, Iowa 51564, USA
Address: Ledges State Park, 1515 P Ave, Madrid, IA 50156, USA
Address: Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 IA-76, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146, USA
Address: Backbone State Park Beach, Iowa 52038, USA